Some choose to be straightforward, delivering an account of where the story started, and how he or she travelled through places, emotions, and expectations before eventually reaching the end point. Others seem to prefer a more discreet way, sharing mere impressions and hints. In both cases words try to disclose the meaning of the experience by adding sense to it.
I like to think that there is another way which allows our “talking” be a part of this experience – whether in travel or in sex– in a free flow of consciousness.
Travel has very much to do with moving, but we can also travel with our minds or in Google Earth. It has also to do with seeing, sometimes with watching: both processes based on images that we are eager to record as if they could render the whole experience of travel.
But how can we “talk” about our travels in images? And what kind of images would these be?
The ”new traveller” knows a lot about his journey well before starting. He’s been reading, watching and listening to an abundance of things about his destination. The things he knows before (and after) his journey are also well known by other fellow travellers. What can they then discover? In truth—and in the end—the account of a journey will be more about feelings than discoveries: an utmost personal experience.
Images come from the space between the vision and the emotion that they create.